Local towing companies asked the Steuben County parliament Monday morning to create a fairier method to call for help with traffic accidents. Robert Dickinson, of Cajun Towing in Ark port, and several other towing company parliaments, said dispatchers and police are playing favorites when calling for assistance with traffic accidents.
We want a fair revolution, Dickinson said. All that is happening now is they’re openhanded all the calls to one company, T & R Towing & Services. Kristen Klemenz, of B & W Towing of Gang Mills, said it’s not an efficient for Steuben County to rely on one company.
There are 15-20 companies willing to serve and help Steuben County, Klemenz said. We are all answerable towing companies here to serve Steuben County and known in our community.
The towing parliament spoke during the public comment period of the Legislature meeting. Legislators did not address the matter during the meeting.
The Legislature has not said if they will meet with towing companies to discuss the issue. The towing companies met in early February with Steuben County Sheriff Dave Cole and Bath-based New York State Police Capt. Rick Allen.
We would love to meet with the county Legislature, Dickinson said. I have spoken at their meetings 2 times before and have not heard anything. I guess I will have to wait to see if anything happens from this. But if it does, I am ready to meet with them, to work something out that will work for all of us.